Ever since I posted that “Where in the Hell is Matt” video back on Monday, I’ve had the song playing in my head. It’s downloadable to those in the States through Amazon for $1.98 – or .99, I see it for two prices, not sure what the difference is. Unfortunately it’s not available to us in Canada or any one in NZ. (Why the hell not, I have no idea) It’s also available through iTunes, but since I don’t use iTunes and shudder at just the thought of using it … well, I’m sorta stuck.

So I started researching and discovered that the singer is 17 year old Palbasha Siddique from Minneapolis (originally she’s from Bangladesh – you DO know where that is, don’t you?) Here’s an article about her. She was paid a thousand bucks for singing the song, and does not receive any royalties from the Amazon sales. (She needs an agent!) And even though she sings like an angel, plans to study law at Harvard. (Music’s loss, isn’t it?)

The words come from Bengali poet Robi Thakur’s “Gitanjoli”. The English translation is:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth
in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth
and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

Anyway, here it is again, for your (and my) listening pleasure …

Voice of an Angel
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2 thoughts on “Voice of an Angel

  • December 6, 2008 at 11:48 am

    It’s weird how we can’t get some songs at our NZ itunes. You can email them and request they be added to the store. I did that with a couple of artists. It usually takes them a few weeks to add them but they do eventually.

    You’re right. The girl needs an agent!

  • December 7, 2008 at 11:09 am

    What a wonderful talent. I love that video and the universal appeal.

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